Wells Chiropractic and Osteopathy Centre

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How heavy is your head?

Ideally your ear should sit directly over the mid-point of your shoulder. Every inch of forward head carriage you have adds 10lbs of extra pressure to the muscles in the back of your neck. 

If the head is over 3 inches in front of the shoulder, this equates to over 30lb of extra pressure on the neck! Imagine walking around all day every day carrying 30lbs in front of you, that would cause problems right?

The tip that you can start implementing from today is to make sure that you are not slouching. Sit and stand up straight with your chest up and your chin up. 

Just making this small adjustment can begin changing the intensity and frequency of headaches. 

The neck is made up of 7 bones (vertebra) and they should sit in alignment and move freely in different directions.  If we have a spinal joint dysfunction, then we get nerve interference!

As you can imagine this nerve interference can affect the body in many ways including reducing the way it performs, works and even health!


Headaches can be symptomatic of a spinal joint dysfunction and nerve interference. 

Ultimately you do need your neck checked by someone who is trained to find these spinal joint dysfunctions (as we do at Wells Chiropractic and Osteopathy Centre) but until we see you the best thing you can do is make sure you try to keep your posture in alignment, move frequently and try to keep stress to a minimum. Doing these things will help to reduce the severity and frequency of these dysfunctions occurring. 

Which leads us nicely into our third tip - De-Stress!


If you do have problems with your neck that are causing your headaches, then often you will find that when you get stressed the problem gets worse and headaches get worse. 

This tip isn't necessarily correcting any underlying problem but what it is doing is reducing one of the triggers to your headaches.

So try to remove yourself as quickly as possible from the stressful situation, close your eyes and rest, massage your neck and temples, and use a breathing technique or maybe some gentle movement. 


Stressful situations! They're damaging your body in more ways than just headaches.

Call us today on 01749 674716 or use the contact form to find out if we can help you.

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